The views of the few or the voices of many: Methods of exploring leadership roles through alternative approaches within Higher Education.
AbstractIn the following chapter I begin by discussing the changing landscape in higher education and argue why “leadership” is an important part of every academic’s journey. I discuss why we need to challenge traditional views of leadership and critically how we need to explore individuals’ views and reflections on their own leadership journeys. Furthermore, I will critically reflect on how we need to adopt different research methods to allow leadership journeys to emerge with a focus on the use of Q-methodology and why such approaches allow not only the emergence of understanding but can serve a dual purpose and contribute not only to a global understanding but also an individual’s personal development.
CitationLafferty, M. E. (2021 - forthcoming). The views of the few or the voices of many: Methods of exploring leadership roles through alternative approaches within Higher Education. In D. Mifsud (Ed), Narratives of educational leadership: Representing research via creative analytic practices. Springer.
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